Hey Venus! - Super Furry Animals
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Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: Hey Venus! is the Welsh band's follow-up to Love Kraft.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. It's unabashedly a pop album, and by restraining its inventiveness, the band maintains a warm of sense of Zappa-esque liveliness.
  2. The only shortcoming is how quickly it's all over. Roll on number nine.
  3. 11 years into their career, SFA have produced some of their most beautiful songs yet.
  4. It's fair to say the songs lack the epic sweep of the last couple of albums, but there's still little about Hey Venus! to fault beyond the faint whiff of musical conservatism.
  5. 70
    The lower-key approach pays off here. [Sep 2007, p.138]
  6. What Hey Venus! ultimately is, is a good record of classy pop/rock songs, arranged and produced well, shot through with a degree of personality and skill, and almost completely lacking in the inspired, eclectic madness which made "Radiator and Guerilla" so damn good.
  7. They fail to develop their retro psychedelia influences, and use fairground organs and cutesy strings as lazy shorthand for dreamy nostalgia. The result is a pleasant record that's lacking in personality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19